Rite Of Spring | Enlightenment Ales

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4.06/5
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75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Enlightenment Ales
Massachusetts, United States
enlightenmentales.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
75
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Photo of REVZEB
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got to add this review to the site, and happy to do so, this was a good one from a great brewery. Like much of their work, you can tell a lot of thought and care crafting went into this beer. The rustic saison indeed has country flavors, barnyard funk, hay, flower, but there is nice orange zest, lemon, honey, earthy spice, toasty malt, and some finishing wild wheat and yeast. Smell is more focused on the country and wild elements, where taste opens up more. Feel is funky and a bit off balance given a heavier weight and chewy nature, but it works for me.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange-ish hue, off white head. Real pillowy head. Heather-y aroma. Some sweetness from the honey. It has definitely dried out quite a bit. It tastes a bit like a spring meadow smells. A very good saison by Ben and Enlightenment, but certainly not his best either.

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Photo of Jmitchell3
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Farnswurth
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satchboogie
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hreb
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL standard capped bottle served in a plain stange glass. Beer pours pale yellowish in color, though very cloudy, of course, topped with an ample white head. Aroma is sweet: floral, hay. This promises to be yeasty but very easy to drink. As the saison enters my mouth for the first time I notice the fine, intense carbonation, thin mouthfeel, and then a rush of grassy grains and off-sweet honey. This is honesty exactly what I want a saison to taste like. Rustic and unfiltered, but not sour, not astringent, and quite refined, actually. The touch of honey without adjunct sweetness makes this feel really indulgent. Wild yet tempered yeast flavor, orange, lemongrass, and unmalted wheat.

Enlightenment Ales No 4 Batch #4.

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Photo of Ian_B
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benesi88
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew041180
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulmcm
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just a mouthful of soapy brett.

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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of bourassa23
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Rite Of Spring from Enlightenment Ales
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 75 ratings